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Palmas

[pahl-mahs]
noun
  1. Las. Las Palmas.
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Palma

[pahl-mah]
noun
  1. Also called Pal·ma de Ma·llor·ca [Spanish pahl-mah th e mah-lyawr-kah] /Spanish ˈpɑl mɑ ðɛ mɑˈlyɔr kɑ/. a seaport in and the capital of the Balearic Islands, on W Majorca.
  2. one of the Canary Islands, off the NW coast of Africa. 281 sq. mi. (728 sq. km). Capital: Santa Cruz de la Palma.
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Las Palmas

[lahs pahl-mahs]
noun
  1. a seaport on NE Gran Canaria, in the central Canary Islands.
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Historical Examples of palmas

  • It forms the eastern point of the Gulf of Palmas, and has a long face of precipitous cliffs towards the sea.

    Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia

    Thomas Forester

  • I had seen the queen's garden, and the palmas qui meruit ferat, and which she has left for her successor.

  • Besides the weary struggle with foul winds and weather, other great disappointments and vexations met Nelson at Palmas.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)

    A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

  • Nelson left the Gulf of Palmas as soon as the wind served, which was on the 9th of March.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)

    A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

  • Accordingly, on the 26th of March he anchored at Palmas, and began at once to clear the transports.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)

    A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan


British Dictionary definitions for palmas

Palmas

noun
  1. a city in N Brazil, capital of Tocantins state. Pop: 391 000 (2005 est)
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Las Palmas

noun
  1. a port in the central Canary Islands, on NE Grand Canary: a major fuelling port on the main shipping route between Europe and South America. Pop: 377 600 (2003 est)
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Palma

1
noun
  1. the capital of the Balearic Islands, on the SW coast of Majorca: a tourist centre. Pop: 367 277 (2003 est)Official name: Palma de Mallorca
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Palma

2
noun
  1. Jacopo (jaˈkopo), known as Palma Vecchio, original name Jacopo Negretti. ?1480–1528, Venetian painter, noted esp for his portraits of women
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palmas in Medicine

palma

(pălmə, päl-)
n. pl. pal•mae (-mē)
  1. The palm.
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